Puducherry: A fisherman and his wife were killed while their two children were among three injured in a wall collapse today in a coastal village near here, police said.
According to police, the couple and their children were sleeping inside their dwelling at China Veerampattinam when a wall of the structure collapsed under the impact of the debris from the fall of another wall, that of a neighbouring house, as a result of heavy rainfall.
The family of four and a neighbour of theirs in the adjoining house were trapped under the debris.
After being pulled out, all five were rushed to hospital where the couple were declared dead.
Torrential rain has lashed Puducherry over the last few days.